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UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

GREENSBORO, NC July 16, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 32nd Annual Summer Music Camp program at UNCG is hosting a record crowd of young musicians, retaining the title of largest university music camp in the nation. Enrollment for 2014 is the largest in the history of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, with approximately 1,830 students in attendance. Since the camp began in 1983, some 54,000 student musicians have attended. “We have had a record demand for enrollment this year and it seems to grow every year,” said Dr. John R. Locke, founder and director of the music camp. The 2014 camp has drawn students from 15 states, from as far away as California, Vermont and Iowa, […]

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

Fans that donate Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus items for postgame demolition receive $1 tickets CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979 remains one of the most well-known promotions in sports history. The original promotion was organized by current Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, but 35 years and one week later, this classic promotion will feature a 21st Century spin arranged by the RiverDogs. On Saturday, July 19, the Charleston RiverDogs will host “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” a modern sequel featuring the destruction of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus music and paraphernalia. The RiverDogs will play the Augusta GreenJackets at 6:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and […]

Eastern NC Arts Councils seek applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Eastern NC Arts Councils seek applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards JACKSONVILLE, NC July 15, 2014 — The Council for the Arts is seeking applications for the 2014–2015 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. There will be free grant-writing workshops for the RAP Grants at the following locations:   Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, NC, on Thursday, July 24th at 5:30PM.Call 252-473-5558 for more information.   Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC, on Tuesday, July 29th at 5:30PM. Please go to http://www.pittcountyarts.org/grants or call 252-551-6947 for more information.   Arts Council of Wayne County, located at 102 N. John St., […]

Wilmington Symphony to Hold Auditions for Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings

Wilmington Symphony to Hold Auditions for Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings

WILMINGTON, NC July 15, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will hold auditions for new and returning members on Thursday evenings, August 28th and September 4th, at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.  Appointment times are assigned upon application.  Applications and required music are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org, or by calling the symphony office at 910-791-9262. Dana Spillane has two daughters who have participated in the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She says of their experience, “The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra has provided an immeasurable experience for my daughters. The opportunity to play with dedicated and high caliber musicians has increased their talent to a new level. Getting to know students from different backgrounds throughout the area makes them […]

Last Chance for White Pants Gala benefits hospice

Last Chance for White Pants Gala benefits hospice

Mo’ Sol band to headline event WILMINGTON, NC July 15, 2014 – Get your tickets for Wilmington’s party of the summer while supporting a local nonprofit hospice in fulfilling its mission to serve more patients, families and the community. Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation will host its Last Chance for White Pants Gala from 7 p.m. until midnight Friday, Aug. 29, at the Coastline Conference & Event Center, 501 Nutt St., Wilmington. Back by popular demand, Mo’ Sol, a Motown, funk, soul and hip-hop band from Atlanta, will headline the event. The band features a lead vocalist compared by some to Aretha Franklin and is backed by a high-energy rhythm section. Tunes range from Ray Charles and The Supremes to […]

Only 2 Days Left For Charleston Stage’s Christmas In July Sale!

Only 2 Days Left For Charleston Stage’s Christmas In July Sale!

Only Two Days Left For the Christmas In July Sale! Sale Ends Tomorrow at 11:59pm! Don’t Miss Your Chance To Receive $10 Off On Up To 4 Tickets To Any Performance of A Christmas Carol at the Historic Dock Street Theatre! Christmas In July Sale Details: * Christmas In July Sale:  Sale is only valid for Charleston Stage’s performances of A Christmas Carol running Dec. 5 – 21, 2014, at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. * Sale Ends Tomorrow:  Christmas sale is ONLY available online at www.charlestonstage.com and ends at 11:59pm on July 16. * Reserved Seats:  Seats will be sold on a first come first served basis. Sale only applies to standard seating and can only be redeemed on […]

This week on Pleasure Island (July 14 – July 20, 2014)

This week on Pleasure Island (July 14 – July 20, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC July 14, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 17th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring Dubtown Cosmonauts. Dubtown Cosmonauts are a collaboration of musicians whose hearts and souls rest in the beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina. Their high-energy, audience-captivating sets will bring you everything you could possibly want in a live show: funky, upbeat originals, mind-bending solos coming at you from all angles, and an impressive and eclectic catalog of carefully selected covers that keep the audience wondering which musical direction the band […]

Splish Splash 2 at Greenville Little Theatre

Splish Splash 2 at Greenville Little Theatre

Splish Splash 2 GREENVILLE, SC July 14, 2014 – The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is excited to present Splish Splash 2 August 14 -17.  The rockin’ tribute to the 1950s is back; it will be an unforgettable night of music from that fabulous decade!  GLT’s incredible upstate talent performs such songs as Splish Splash, Summertime Blues, Book of Love, Great Balls of Fire, Mack The Knife, and much, much more! There will be 4 performances only; don’t miss this unforgettable musical journey through the 50s! Tickets prices are $30 with discounts available for seniors, children, and groups of ten or more. Show dates are August 14-16 at 8 pm and Sunday  August 17 at 3 pm. Please phone the Box Office, 864-233-6238 or visit our […]

HOPE Week Headlines Charleston RiverDogs Seven-Game Homestand

HOPE Week Headlines Charleston RiverDogs Seven-Game Homestand

July 19 Includes Military Appreciation Night, Bill Veeck Bobble-Leg, Modern Sequel of Disco Demolition Night CHARLESTON, SC July 14, 2014 – The Charleston RiverDogs are back at home for a seven-game homestand from Tuesday, July 15 through Monday, July 21. HOPE Week 2014, an annual New York Yankees outreach initiative, runs through the first five days of this homestand. Saturday, July 19 will be full of fun as the RiverDogs will host Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It along with Military Appreciation Night and a Bill Veeck Bobble-Leg Giveaway. Tuesday, July 15, 7:05 pm: HOPE Week 2014 begins as the RiverDogs partner with Warriors 4 Warriors. It is Harris Teeter 2-for-$20 Date Night, presented by Nash FM. Couples that […]